Share your experiences by submitting an abstract for a paper or poster to be part of the WIOA program

Abstracts for presentations and posters to be presented at the Queensland 2019 conferences are currently being accepted.

All water industry personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of urban, rural and industrial water related infrastructure for the management, conveyance, treatment, discharge and reuse of water and trade wastes are invited to submit an abstract for consideration.

Why submit your abstract?

  • Contribute to the professional knowledge of the water community
  • Raise your profile through sharing of expertise in your field
  • Learn and grow professionally through attending high quality presentations
  • Expand your network and meet new professional partners by engaging with other delegates

Critical Dates

20 February 2019 Abstracts close

12 April 2019 Manuscripts or posters need to be submitted

5 & 6 June 2019  Queensland Conference

WIOA is accepting registrations for the 2019 NSW conference to be held in Orange on Wednesday 3 April & Thursday 4 April 2019

More information is available on the NSW Conference section of this site.


Consider nominating operational employees who have excelled in the workplace for the prestigious NSW Operator of the Year award that is sponsored by the Water Directorate to recognise the important work done by operators.

This annual award goes to an outstanding operator and will be awarded at the WIOA NSW Annual Conference in April. Consider nominating an outstanding operator as the winner joins the WIOA tour group to attend the WIOG New Zealand conference.

Nominations close on 15 February 2019.

Nomination form

WIOA is pleased to announced the 2019 dates for our conference and exhibitions in NSW, Queensland and Victoria.

The NSW event will return to Orange and the Victorian event will once again be conducted in Bendigo. We are finalising our Queensland event which is likely to be conducted in Bundaberg.

WIOA 2019 Water Operations Conference and Exhibitions

NSW in Orange – Wednesday 3 April & Thursday 3 April
Queensland – Wednesday 5 June & Thursday 6 June
Victoria in Bendigo – Wednesday 4 September & Thursday 5 September

All WIOA corporate members will be advised on the date that site sales will commence for these events about a week prior.

We will be making substantial changes to the application to exhibit to ensure the process is even for all our members.